About us

La Crisalida Retreats came into being in 2013. It was created by John and Lisa Brant, an English couple who both know the highs of living a busy modern lifestyle but also the real, practical benefits of taking time out to relax and rejuvenate.

Our retreats in Europe are designed to give you the opportunity to experience the real, authentic you. Here John and Lisa bring together many elements that they felt is needed to live a rich and fulfilled life. They hope to inspire and maybe challenge you to take personal responsibility for your health and well-being to ensure a more fulfilling and rewarding life.

La Crisalida means chrysalis – the place a caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly. We hope that you find the retreat a place of personal inner transformation, a place to rest, rejuvenate and reconnect to the authentic you.

Lisa and John Brant photo of the team at La Crisalida Retreats - Yoga retreats in Europe

Meet the team

We have a wonderful team of people working with us to share our inspiration and vision, combining wonderful food and nutrition, exercise like yoga and walks, mindset, meditation and holistic therapies. We have a fantastic team at our retreats in Europe, each person supports and cares for you during your retreat. This team have a wide range of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and country of birth, so we speak many different languages, although English is the main language spoken at the retreat. So, come meet our friendly team.

Albir Bay View with blue sea, sandy beach and views of mountains in the distance - on of the many views for retreat holidays guests near Alicante Spain, retreats in europe

Our location and getting here

La Crisalida Retreats in Europe is located on the sunny Costa Blanca, Spain, between Alicante and Valencia. The retreat itself is situated in a small seaside town, called Albir, close to a blue flag beach, sea, natural park and surrounded by mountains. For yoga retreats in Europe, we are easily accessible from Alicante airport, 50 kilometres to the south, so it´s easy to visit La Crisalida from all over Europe and the world.

Meditation Detox body mind and spirit
Detox body, mind and spirit

Enjoy nutritious meals or juices, yoga, meditation, workshops and other activities to suit you.

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